Michal Kurtyka (second from right), the Polish official who chaired the COP24 summit,  announcing the agreement in Katowice, Poland with the  heads of  delegations. Photograph:AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

A total of 195 countries, signatories to the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, have agreed a common rulebook for implementing the pact from (...)

Since 1970, there has been an average decline of 60 per cent in populations of birds, mammals, fish and amphibians. In people terms, that’s equivalent to the populations of Africa, Europe, China, Oceania and both the Americas Photograph: Tilo Nadler/Conservation International/PA Wire

It has been a depressing month to be a human, and I’m not just talking about the political eutrophication to the east and west of our shores. The Worl(...)

Veterinarians applying bandages and stitches to a de-horned rhinoceros that was left to die by poachers on a ranch in Bela Bela, some 150km north of Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2016. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

China has lifted a quarter-century ban on the scientific and medical use of tiger bones and rhinoceros horn, in a move that conservationists said woul(...)

Extensive sea ice late in the summer meant the Adélie penguins had to travel further for food and all but two chicks starved. Photograph: WWF/PA Wire

A colony of more than 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins in Antarctica suffered a catastrophic breeding season with just two chicks surviving, experts ha(...)

A tent at the G7 protest camp in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Tobias Hase

G7 leaders have agreed to “decarbonise” their economies by the end of the century and to cut by 2050 global greenhouse gas emissions by the “upper en(...)

Tiger cubs in the wild. The WWF wants to double the number of wild tigers by 2022

Whiskas has joined forces with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to raise funds to protect tigers in the wild. The Mars-owned brand plans to raise (...)

To read this seminal, subversive, sometimes intoxicating book could mean never to look at our landscape in quite the same way again. Take that marvell(...)